Swords and Deviltry in Lankhmar
Politics, the other religion in Lankhmar
The Overlord of Lankhmar is a hereditary ruler following the laws of primogeniture, but coups and assassinations are considered valid means of succession as well, providing one can hold the Ruby Throne. The Council of Nine consists of the nine most powerful nobles in Lankhmar and is very fluid in its membership. Last comes the Oligarchy, a confederation of the chief Guildmasters of the city. Typically represented are the Grain Merchants Guild, the Slayers’ Brotherhood, and the Thieves’ Guild. Other guilds rotate through membership of the seven-member board of the Oligarchy.